Completed:: Beachy Wedding Dress

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the progress of the wedding dress I was working on. It’s finally completed! I could not be happier with the result. I really enjoyed sewing this dress, perhaps this is the kind of style of dress that I would actually wear if I were to get married again. This dress is quite comfortable to wear as well, with a built-in bra, small cap sleeves for extra support and light weight chiffon and silk satin skirt. beachy wedding dress front and back close up beachy wedding dress

Attaching the lace at the chiffon hem was the most time consuming part of making this dress. I hand stitched about 13 meters of lace! I could not use a sewing machine for fear of the chiffon puckering. It took about 10 hours just attaching the lace alone!

The dress has a sweep length train. Small pearl button and a loop were added in the center back, so the train can be shortened for reception.

以前ブログに書いたビーチウェディング用のドレス、完成しました!
個人的にとても好みなドレスだったので、作っていて本当に楽しかったです。
ブラパッドを入れたり、軽いシルクとシフォンを使ったりと、着心地の良さを工夫しました。

トレーンは、後ろスカート中心につけたパールボタンと、ベルトループで、披露宴用に短くすることもできる、two wayです。
裾には13メートルのレースを、すべて手縫いで付けました。

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Simple is the Best

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I recently participated in a portfolio shoot for a model named, Ami. She wanted something simple and relaxed, so I styled up the bat sleeve sweater, black sheer top, faux leather peplum top and cream color sweater. I’m enjoying the minimalist trend, as you can see it from the dress I made recently.

モデルさんのポートフォリオ撮影に、スタイリストとして参加させていただきました。
ジーンズ以外(モデル私物)、すべてVivat Veritasのものです(Shopはこちら)。

写真は、フォトグラファー西原さん。
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Mommy’s Diary:: Stylish Girls

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Sources: 1/2/3/4 (from left top, clockwise)

Some recent pins from my “Baby” board on Pinterest.  I need to rename it to “Kids” or something, as Kiko grows up, I am pinning more and more toddler stuff these days. I love these little girl’s outfits. So sassy and chic. Because of the amount of time Kiko spends with Andy, she is always in sweatpants and t-shirts, but I am making her a pink coat that matches with mine. Can’t wait to share the progress of the coat!

Pinterestの”Baby“ボードにかわいい子供服をいろいろピンしてます。
うちの子はもうすぐ3歳になるので、ボードの名前をBabyからKidsとかに変えなきゃなと思うんですが。。。

PinterestはiPhone用のアプリも使いやすくて、電車の中とか、ちょっと時間潰したいときによく見てます。
今年はこのピンク色のコートを自分用に作ったのですが、布が1mほど余ったので、娘にもお揃いで今作成中です。ChieSignature

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Tokyo Visual Arts at Gallery LE DECO

KINETHIC COLOR BARS.Still006A while back, I provided a wardrobe for a promotional video shot by students at Tokyo Visual Arts. Now the video is ready, and will be exhibited this week (1/28/2014-2/1/2014, the Video will be running on 1/28, 1/30 and 2/1 only) at the Gallery, LE DECO in Shibuya! The wardrobe pieces provided were my personal ones, including the one I posted on the blog a few days ago and the one I wore to the wedding. I was not at the shoot, so I have no idea what the video is about, but am excited to find out! If anyone is free this weekend, and wants to check out the event with me, please feel free to email me at chie@vivatveritas.com. The map to the gallery is here.

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以前、東京ビジュアルアーツの学生さんが作成するPVに衣装を提供する機会がありました。

衣装はShop用ではなく、私物だったのですが、モデルのYUKAさんに着ていただき、今週渋谷のギャラリー、LE DECOで展示されます。

PVのディレクターの方のブログはこちら

フリーのイベントなので、ぜひご興味がありましたらお越しください。

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【 開催日 】2014年1月28日(火)〜2月1日(土)
【 時間 】11:00〜19:00
【 入場料 】無料
【 会場 】ギャラリー LE DECO(ルデコ) (MAPはこちら
PVは1/28、1/30、2/1のみ放送されます。ChieSignature

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Behind the Scenes:: Fall 2013 Lookbook

vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes4Over this summer, I worked on a few weddings (here and here), and everything else related to my shop update had been pushed back. Now that I am done with big projects, you can expect to see new items in the shop soon.

Last weekend, we went to Yume no Shima park  (夢の島公園)in Shin-Kiba (新木場) to shoot our fall 2013 lookbook. This fall had many typhoons in Japan, so I was worried that we would not be able to shoot on the day we set, but thankfully, it turned out to be a beautiful, fall sunny day.

I am really into the knee-length or midi-length pencil skirt look right now. You will see that in this lookbook..I can’t stop making simple pencil skirts in many different fabrics. This year’s trend is pushing me to try the styles that I would otherwise never try, like cropped top or turtle neck sweaters. I detested turtle necks before (it always made my neck itchy), but since I see them all over the place now, I started to like them. What is your favorite fall/winter trend this year? vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes3 vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes2 vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes1

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